Ryan Knopp

Reviews

August 26, 2021
| 2015-2020

Schitt’s Creek is one of the funniest shows I’ve seen in a while. While the show spans 5 seasons some of the best moments are in the first few seasons. The premise is a rich family who lost everything and end up living in a hotel. The comic factor is the change in lifestyle and the small city they end up living in. The chemistry between the characters were spot on. If you like comedies and need something to watch, I definitely recommend it.

Updated: August 17, 2021
August 23, 2021
| 2018

This shows premise reminds me a lot like the show Lost and it seems to even follow the train wreck that Lost did in quality. The first season of Manifest was pretty good then the second season showed up and the writers didn’t really seem to know what to do with it. The acting isn’t that great either in this show, some of it is very cringe worthy. Not sure if I’ll watch Season 3 yet, it’s currently not available for me.

Updated: August 17, 2021
August 21, 2021
| 2016 | Written by Mark Schatzker

This book talks about how flavor in raw products like chickens have been breed out over time as we need to mass produce these products. So, then we create spices to fix this. It’s a very fascinating topic and found it very intriguing. I changed my buying habit a bit after reading this book. I hope society sees this and industries change but as people want cheaper foods flavor tends to go out the window. The author does a very good job talking about what happen over time and he also suggests a solution to fix this problem.

Updated: August 17, 2021
January 1, 0001
| 2021 | Directed by Chris McKay

Action was awesome, the basic plot concept was interesting, it was fast paced, tense and very exciting. The effects are cool but at times seems a bit gimmicky. The plot itself had so many holes in it that you could drive a semi thru. So much of it didn’t make sense and it kind of distracted from the movie. I feel like they had a high-level idea of the plot (which was an incredible concept) but didn’t have the resources or the ideas to put it together correctly. If you like action, I definitely recommend it. If you want a bullet proof story with this action, then you should pass.

Updated: August 17, 2021
August 14, 2021
| 2021 | Written by Andy Weir

This book was amazing. I think it’s on par with the Martian which was also written by the same author. It grabs you at the beginning and gives you a nice ride through out. Relationships and lifesaving decisions really keeps you on your toe. He’s really detailed with the physics and how things work which make it very understandable. It’s like you are also getting taught physics as you are reading the book. If you like soft sci-fi and saving the planet then you should read this.

Updated: August 6, 2021
August 12, 2021
| 2021 | Directed by Enrico Casarosa

Pixar hit it out of the park again. This movie reminded me a bit of The Little Mermaid. The storyline kind of follows it a bit but with different twists along the way. This movie is meant for all ages, and everyone will understand it. It has a very good message about being different and changing people’s mind. Totally recommend it and will watch it again. This movie reminds me of the old Pixar if that makes any sense.

Updated: August 6, 2021
August 9, 2021
| 2021 | Written by Keith C. Blackmore

This is another great addition to the Mountain Man series. Like I mention in the previous review. I like the character writing, and the Gus and Collie pair seems to be nailing it. I can see Blackmore ending the story here but then I can also see it continue. Do yourself a favor and start reading the series with book 1 Mountain Man .

Updated: August 5, 2021
August 5, 2021
| 2018 | Directed by Ava DuVernay

With the cast I thought this movie would be a lot better than it was. It was boring and slow. I didn’t read the book so I’m not sure how it compares but it sure doesn’t make me want to read it. I don’t have anything else to write about it. Don’t waste your time, not worth it.

Updated: October 17, 2021
May 19, 2021
| 2021 | Directed by Craig Brewer

This movie wasn’t that great. If you never saw the original Coming to America you probably wouldn’t have made it all the way thru. It felt like it was just forced and rushed thru. The jokes didn’t land, they tried to make references to the old movie that just didn’t play out well. I did watch the original before this one to make sure I got all the subtle references, and they were there, but it just didn’t stick. The original I felt like pushed the social boundary a bit in its day (i.e., nudity in the ’80s and so forth), this movie did none of that.

Updated: May 18, 2021
March 25, 2021
| 2019 | Directed by Ericson Core

If you like dogs then this is the movie for you. This movie is factly based on a dog sled relay team delivering medicine to a remote town of Alaska for a diphtheria outbreak. This movie focused on one dog who took it upon itself to help with this run. The movie was very entertaining, kept you on the edge of your seat at times. There were some drama and comedy sprinkled in at times. I have watched this movie twice now, both times nearly in tears. I highly recommend it.

Updated: March 24, 2021